Every Night Is Halloween For Shock-Rocker ALICE COOPER
Brett Milano of BostonHerald.com reports:
Halloween is coming. What better time for Alice Cooper, who plays the Orpheum tomorrow [Sunday, Oct. 29], to come to town?
But the shock-rock original didn't used to spend Halloween skewering baby dolls, getting beheaded and the other scary things he's known for doing onstage. If you lived in Phoenix 10 years ago, you might have seen Alice out trick-or-treating with his kids.
"I went out as Zorro a couple times, and I must say I made a pretty dashing Zorro," he recalled by phone last week.
"And one year I did a full-on Michael Myers. I'd have a little button with the theme music playing, and when the kids were getting their bags filled I'd just stand by the door staring. I figured out that you can scare people pretty good that way; if you just stand there not talking it really gets them going. Especially if you come back later and stand outside their window."
Now that his kids are grown, Alice is back to dressing as Alice, and his Halloween tours have become dependable during the past decade.
"For us it's Halloween every night," he said, "but this is the one time of year when the audience dresses up better than we do. I like it when they come dressed as characters from the show, like the executioner or the nurse."
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